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New ARENA-backed initiative to help Australian firms to switch to renewables

October 17, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

ARENA will provide $500,000 to Climate-KIC Australia, WWF-Australia and UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures to help build Australia’s first Business Renewables Centre. The $1.74 million project, which is also supported by the NSW and Victorian Governments, aims to make it easier for Australian corporates and local councils to purchase or procure

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ARENA partners up with Monash and Indra Australia to trial microgrid at Monash campus

October 15, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), Monash University and Indra Australia have joined forces to ensure the success of a $7.1 million project – dubbed Monash Smart Energy City project. The aim of the Monash Smart Energy City project is to

Vestas to set up renewable energy hub in Geelong

October 12, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Vestas has announced the establishment of the Vestas Renewable Energy Hub (VREH) in Geelong, which will build wind turbines for the 180 megawatt (MW) Berrybank Wind Farm and the 336MW Dundonnell Wind Farm. Vestas, which has been selected as the preferred

New cutting-edge abattoir powered by renewables to generate hundreds of jobs in Qld

October 5, 2018 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General has approved the development application for a $308 million project that will deliver 308 construction and 335 operational jobs in the state. The project, to be built by the Asia Pacific Agri-corp in the

Genex’s Kidston Pumped Hydro Storage project declared “coordinated project”

October 1, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

Qld’s Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick announced that Genex Power’s $330 million Kidston Pumped Hydro Storage project (K2H) has been declared a coordinated project. Part of the company’s

Aussie made sustainable asphalt paves the way towards circular economy

September 27, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

A resurfacing project in Victoria’s City of Yarra is using a new sustainable asphalt product that is helping the state make another step towards a circular economy.   Resurfacing works commenced this week with Stanley and Margaret Street in Richmond

World-leading waste-to-energy company plans to open a $400m facility near Ipswich

September 21, 2018 • SustainabilityComments (0)

German waste-to-energy company REMONDIS is looking to build a $400 million energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Swanbank, south of Ipswich. Subject to receiving all approvals from government, the proposed plant will convert between 300,000 and 500,000 tonnes